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The Center for Urban Entrepreneurship and Economic Development (CUEED) 

The Center for Urban Entrepreneurship & Economic Development (CUEED) is the first center of its kind in the nation to integrate scholarly works with private capital, government, and non-profit sectors to develop citywide resources and bring renewed economic growth and vitality through urban entrepreneurship. We promote and foster a new generation of urban entrepreneurs who actively seek socially conscious urban renaissance.

As part of our work, we bring together real life issues and innovative solutions born from our ongoing research on socioeconomic development and entrepreneurship. In CUEED, we seek to build strong community and corporate partnerships that support the revitalization of Newark and other urban areas in New Jersey. We concentrate on educating students by providing real world experience in urban entrepreneurship and socioeconomic development and by taking a multidisciplinary approach to research that aids economic policy.

We are based at Rutgers University, The State University of New Jersey. We share our university’s public mission and values; in particular, consonant with its vision of “Jersey Roots, Global Reach,” we seek to impact locally on a worldwide basis. We fulfill our mission through our engagement in three areas: research,education, and economic development.


The mission of The Center for Urban Entrepreneurship & Economic Development is to build a world-class research-driven, teaching and practitioner-oriented urban entrepreneurship and economic development program that will transform the economy of the City of Newark, New Jersey, and other urban centers; create wealth in urban communities; and be a model for all urban universities.


CUEED’s vision is to be the world’s leading Center for innovative thinking and research on entrepreneurial activity in urban environments. As such, we work across constituencies to create new knowledge and tools that build thriving urban communities.

For more information visit The Center for Urban Entrepreneurship & Economic Development’s website.